Provincial Highway 61 (Taiwan)

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Provincial Highway 61
West Coast Expressway
Route information
Maintained by Directorate General of Highways
Length 277.672 km (172.537 mi)
Major junctions
North end PH 61A in Bali, New Taipei City
  Fwy. 3 in Hsinchu City and Zhunan, Miaoli
South end City Road 173 in Qigu, Tainan City
Highway system
Highway system in Taiwan

Provincial Highway No. 61 is usually known as West Coast Expressway (西部濱海快速公路). The highway runs along the west coast of Taiwan. Several sections of the highway are freeway standards with no at-grade intersections, while the rest are local highway standards. There are several sections open for the traffic. Others are still under construction.

Length[edit]

As of June,2018, the following sections have been completed:

Major cities along the route[edit]

Exit list[edit]

City/County District/Municipality km Exit Intersection Destinations Notes Date opened to traffic
New Taipei Bali 12.6 12 Bali (八里) PH 61A / PH 15 – Bali Temporary Northern Terminus of Highway 2008.12.26
Linkou 21.0 21 Linkou (林口) CR 106 – Linkou 1997.8.29(S),2008.12.26(N)
Taoyuan Luzhu 24.7 24 Luzhu (蘆竹) PH 15 – Haihu Village, Luzhu 2005.12.16
Dayuan 28.2 28 Zhuwei (竹圍) PH 15A – Zhuwei Village, Dayuan Southbound exit and northbound entrance 2005.12.16
30.2 30 Shalun (沙崙) PH 15A – Shalun Village, Dayuan Northbound exit and southbound entrance 2005.12.16
34.9 34 Dayuan (大園) Taoyuan Road 121, CR 110 – DayuanTaoyuan International Airport 2005.12.16
Guanyin 40.6 40 Caota (草漯) Taoyuan Road 35,Taoyuan Road 32-Guanyin→Guanyin Industrial Dist. 2013.2.7
44.1 44 Taoyuan Science Park (桃科) Taoke 9th Road-Taoyuan Science Park Southbound exit and northbound entrance 2006.10.5
48.7 48 Guanyin (觀音) PH 66 – Guanyin, Daxi 2006.10.5(N),2017.12.5(S)
Xinwu 54.4 54 Yong'an (永安) CR 114 – Yong'an Village, Xinwu→Yong'an Harbor 2017.12.5(N),2018.5.19(S)
Hsinchu Xinfeng 63.9 63 Xinfeng 1 (新豐一) Hsinchu Road 1-Hongmaogang, Xinfeng 2018.5.19(N)
66 66 Xinfeng 2 (新豐二) PH 15 – Xinfeng (on construction,northbound exit and southbound entrance) 2019.12
Zhubei ?? ?? Fenggang (鳳崗) Hsinchu Road 4-Fenggang Village, Zhubei (planned) ?
Hsinchu City West District ?? ?? Nanliao(南寮) PH 68 – Nanliao, Zhudong (planned) ?
?? ?? Gangnan(港南) PH 15 – Nanliao (planned)
Miaoli Zhunan 90.4 90 West Coast (西濱) Fwy. 3 – Zhunan, Xiangshan Northbound exit and southbound entrance 2001.12.27
Houlong 102.9 102 Xizhou (溪洲) CR 126 – Shuiweizi,Houlong 1996.7.26
105.3 105 Houlong (後龍) PH 6 / CR 119 – Gongsiliao,Houlong, Miaoli City 1996.7.26
109.3 109 Chituqi (赤土崎) Miaoli Road 33-Zhonghe Village, Houlong 1996.7.26
Tongxiao 111.8 111 Baishatun (白沙屯) PH 1 – Tongxiao, Xihu→Baishatun 1996.7.26(N),2018.6.2(S)
115.0 115 Xinpu (新埔) PH 1 – Xinpu Village, Tongxiao 2018.6.2
121.3 121 Tongxiao 1 (通霄一) PH 1 – Tongwan Village, Tongxiao 2007.2.5(S),2018.6.2(N)
122.3 122 Tongxiao 2 (通霄二) CR 121 / CR 128 – Tongxiao Southbound exit and northbound entrance 2007.2.5
Yuanli 127.0 127 Yuanli (苑裡) Miaoli Road 40-Yuangang Village,Yuanli Southbound exit and northbound entrance 2007.2.5
130.4 130 Fangli (房裡) CR 140 – Fangli Village,Yuanli, Sanyi Northbound entrance and southbound exit 2018.3.31
Taichung Dajia 134.0 134 Dajia (大甲) Taichung Road 3-Jianxing Village,Dajia Northbound exit and southbound entrance 2018.3.31
Daan 136.9 136 Fuzhu (福住) Dongxi 4th Road-Fuzhu Village, Daan Northbound entrance and southbound exit 2018.3.31
139.1 139 Daan 1 (大安一) CR 132 – Haiqian Village,Daan, Dajia 2018.3.31
144.0 144 Daan 2 (大安二) Taichung Road 17-Nanpu Village,Daan Northbound exit and southbound entrance 2018.3.31
Qingshui 150.0 150 Qingshui (清水) PH 17 / PH 10 – Qingshui, Shalu→Gaomei Wetland 2000.12.22
Wuqi 154.1 154 Wuqi (梧棲) PH 12 – Wuqi→Taichung Port 2009.12.7
Longjing 157.6 157 Longjing (龍井) CR 136 – Longjing, Dadu→Taichung Port 2000.12.22
Changhua Shengang 166.1 166 Shengang (伸港) PH 61B – Shengang, Hemei 2013.9.12(R)
Xianxi 169.9 169 Xianxi (線西) CR 138 – Xianxi→Changhua Coastal Industrial Dist. 2013.9.12(R)
Lukang 174.8 174 Yangcuo (洋厝) Binhai Road-Lukang 2013.9.12(R)
177.8 177 Lukang (鹿港) Lugong Road-Lukang→Changhua Coastal Industrial Dist. 2004.1.13
Fuxing 180.0 180 Fuxing(福興) CR 144 – Fuxing, Puyan 2004.1.13(N),2013.11.18(S)
Fangyuan 185.0 185 Hanbao(漢寶) PH 17 – Hanbao Village, Fangyuan 2013.11.18(N),2013.12.29(S)
192.3 192 Wanggong(王功) PH 17 – Wanggong Village, Fangyuan→Wanggong Harbor 2013.12.29(N),2017.12.19(S)
197.1 197 Fangyuan(芳苑) PH 17 – Yongxing Village, Fangyuan 2017.12.19(N)
Dacheng 208.4 208 Dacheng(大城) CR 152 – Dacheng, Zhutang 2013.5.10(S)
Yunlin Mailiao 216.4 216 Qiaotou(橋頭) Yunlin Special Road 1, PH 17 / CR 153A – Qiaotou Village, Mailiao 2005.1.26(N),2013.10.21(S)
221.0 221 Mailiao(麥寮) CR 156 / CR 153A – Wayao Village, Mailiao 2013.10.21
Taixi 224.9 224 Huzinei(湖仔內) PH 17 – Hefeng Village, Taixi 2003.1.30(S),2013.10.21(N)
226.7 226 Lunfeng(崙豐) Yunlin Road 116, PH 17 – Hefeng Village, Taixi Southbound exit and northbound entrance 2003.1.30,2012(R)
229.6 229 Wutiaogang(五條港) PH 17 / CR 155 – Wugang Village, Taixi 2003.1.30
233.4 233 Taixi(台西) PH 78 – Taixi, Gukeng 2006.4.14,2014.8.31(R)
Sihu 238.7 238 Sihu(四湖) PH 17 / CR 160 – Feisha Village, Sihu 2006.4.14
Kouhu 247.0 247 Kouhu(口湖) PH 17 / CR 164 – Jinhu Village, Kouhu 2004.12.30
253.0 253 Shuijing(水井) Yunlin Road 150, PH 17 – Shuijing Village, Kouhu 2004.12.30
Chiayi Dongshi 259.5 259 Aogu(鰲鼓) Chiayi Road 8-Aogu Village, Dongshi→Aogu Wetland Southbound exit and northbound entrance 2004.1.19
261.8 261 Dongshi 1(東石一) CR 166 – Sanjia Village, Dongshi Southbound exit and northbound entrance 2004.1.19
262.8 262 Dongshi 2(東石二) PH 82 / CR 168 – Yongtun Village, Dongshi, Shuishang Northbound exit and southbound entrance 2004.1.19
266.0 266 Baishuihu(白水湖) Chiayi Road 18-Zhangtan Village, Dongshi 2004.1.19
Budai 270.2 270 Budai 1(布袋一) PH 17 – Longjiang Village, Budai→Budai Harbor 2004.1.19(N),2011.7.30(S)
272.3 272 Budai 2(布袋二) PH 17 / CR 172 – Guangfu Village, Budai 2003.5.27(S),2011.7.30(N)
Tainan Beimen 281.0 281 Nankunshen(南鯤鯓) PH 17 – Kunjiang Village, Beimen Southbound exit and northbound entrance 2004.1.19
283.7 283 Beimen(北門) PH 84 / PH 17 – Baoji Village, Beimen, Yujing 2004.1.19(N),2007.11.22(S),2014.9.27(R)
289.1 289 Sanliaowan(三寮灣) CR 174 / CR 173A – Sanguang Village, Beimen 2007.11.22
Jiangjun 292.0 292 Jiangjun(將軍) Tainan Road 25-1-Changsha Village, Jiangjun→Mashagou 2007.11.22
Qigu 298.7 298 Qigu(七股) CR 176 – Yancheng Village, Qigu→Qigu Lagoon,Qigu Salt Mountain 2007.11.22(N),2015.6.27(R),2017.11.11(S)
305.7 305 Shifen(十份) CR 173 – Shifen Village, QiguTaijiang National Park Temporary Southern Terminus of Expressway 2017.11.11
Annan ??? ??? Gangxi(港西) PH 17B – Taijiang Blvd, Annan (planned) ?
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

Intersections with other freeways and expressways[edit]

Auxiliary routes[edit]

Provincial Highway 61A[edit]

Provincial Highway 61A
Location Bali, New Taipei
Length 2.888 km[1] (1.795 mi)

Provincial Highway No. 61A starts at the Port of Taipei and ends at an interchange with Provincial Highway 15. It connects PH 61 to the Port of Taipei. It is 2.888 kilometres (1.795 mi) long.

Exit list
The entire route is in Bali, New Taipei City.

km[1] Mile Exit Name Destinations Notes
0.000 0.000
0
Taipei Port End Bali, Port of Taipei Northern terminus
2.888 1.795
2
Bali PH 15 – Bali, Linkou Southern terminus
2.888 1.795
PH 61 south Continuation beyond southern terminus
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi
  •       Route transition

Provincial Highway 61B[edit]

TW PHW61b.svg

Provincial Highway No. 61B (Changhua Coastal Industrial Park - Hemei IC.) is one of two branch lines of Provincial Highway No. 61. It starts at Shengang Township and ends at National Highway No. 3 Hemei Interchange, Changhua County, which connects National Highway No. 3 and No. 61. Its length is 6.5 km.

Note[edit]

The first portion of the expressway was between Xiangshan, Hsinchu and Baishantun. It was used to connect the northern section National Highway No. 3 at Xiangshan IC.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Expressway Mileage Chart" (XLS file) (in Chinese). Directorate General of Highways, MOTC. Retrieved 17 March 2014. 

External links[edit]